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The new benchmark for creativity

*16.2 Megapixels | DX format | Full HD video | 7.5cm LCD | Twin card slots

Perfect for the photographer looking for quality, power and value for money. This mid-level DSLR delivers incredible photo quality, revolutionary 1080p HD video and professional-level features all packed into a lightweight weather resistant body.

  • Stunning images 16.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 39-point autofocus, ISO 100-6400, EXPEED 2 image engine.
  • Professional performance Twin SD SDXC card slots, 2016 pixel RGB metering sensor, 6fps continuous shooting, 100% frame coverage viewfinder, durable magnesium alloy cover.
  • HD video Record full HD movies with autofocus, in-camera editing, HDTV playback.

Suitable for travel, action, portraits, everyday moments

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CNET Editors choice award & CNET best of 2010

If there ever was a camera to create a rush of excitement when unpacking it — through the arduous process of fitting the strap, adjusting custom-shooting settings and formatting a memory card — it would be the Nikon D7000. Read more

D7000 – TIPA Best D-SLR Advanced

The Nikon D7000 impressed us as the definition of a state-of-the-art DX-format D-SLR (APS-C size) with its 16.2-MP CMOS sensor, 6-fps continuous shooting for up to 100 shots and ability to record full 1080p HD movies with full-time AF. Read more

Increased efficiency for image transfer workflow

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Increase your work efficiency with the UT-1

Designed to significantly increase work efficiency for on-site photographers, the UT-1 is compatible with the Nikon D4, D800/D800e, and D7000. With the UT-1 connected to a Nikon digital-SLR camera, images from the camera can be transferred to a computer or an FTP server, or the camera can be controlled remotely from a computer, through an Ethernet (wired) network.

Plus, when the Wireless Transmitter WT-5 (available separately) is connected to the UT-1, the same functions can be accessed via a wireless network.

Take your photography further

Nikon School

Introductory, intermediate and specialist classes

Nikon School offers a range of hands-on photography courses to suit a range of different skill levels to help you improve, whatever stage you’re at on your photography journey. Courses are currently held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane by AIPP accredited photographers to provide some truly unique experiences.

Enrol online today >>

Film Makers

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DAVID ADAMS - MADE ON D7000

Join Adams on this Indiana Jones-style adventure, as he explores dangerous and mysterious lands, all shot through the lens of the revolutionary Nikon D7000. The footage puts you at the centre of the action as he leads an expedition on foot, 4WD, motorbike and horseback deep through the mountains of war-torn Afghanistan and across the grassy plains of Central Asia.

Click here to view >> Episode 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

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CHASE JARVIS - "BENEVOLENT MISCHIEF"

Chase Jarvis uses the D7000 to shoot this short-film, Benevolent Mischief. Using the D7000 to capture the action with some amazing results and cutting edge techniques

Click here >> to view the short film

Click here >> to view behind the scenes - Camera Road Test with Chase Jarvis

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Editor’s clarification: Please note on page 59 of Issue 1 of My Nikon Life Magazine the review of the D7000 stated that the GPS was built in. The GPS unit is in fact sold separately. We apologize for any inconvenience.

New DX-format CMOS image sensor and new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, both developed by Nikon, enable capture of high-definition images with superior image quality

The D7000 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor and a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2. The camera offers an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels and enables capture of high-definition images exhibiting superior image quality with extremely detailed rendering and rich tones with smooth gradations. With standard sensitivity range of ISO100 – 6400 and additional increases of up to Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent), the camera offers improved capability in shooting under dim lighting in the evening or indoors, and also expands possibilities for expression with rapidly moving subjects.

EXPEED 2 is Nikon’s latest image-processing engine developed using the ideas, expertise and technologies in digital imaging that Nikon has cultivated over the years. EXPEED 2 enables faster image processing, a high level of noise reduction, better color reproduction characteristics, and reduced power consumption.

A compact, elegant body that offers both authenticity and flexibility

A magnesium alloy has been adopted for the top and rear covers for increased durability in a size equivalent to that of the D90. All joints on the camera body have also been sealed to ensure a greater level of water and dust resistance.

A new 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor

With 2,016 pixels, the new metering sensor developed for the D7000 offers twice the metering pixels as our previous high-end metering sensor. Prior to shooting, the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor acquires accurate information regarding the scene. That information is then reflected in auto-focusing, automatic exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white balance control for extremely faithful images.

A new 39-point AF system

  • An AF sensor module with 39 effective focus points
    Adoption of the new Multi-CAM4800DX autofocus sensor module enables certain acquisition and tracking of the intended subject with 39 focus points. Nine cross-type sensors gives greater choice of where to set the focus. The number of active focus points can also be limited to 11.
  • Superior subject acquisition and tracking performance
    Depending upon the scene or subject, the AF-area mode can be selected from Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking and Auto-area AF. Wide focus areas containing a large number of focus points work together to accurately acquire and track the subject – ideal for sports, wildlife and fast-moving subjects.

D-Movie for recording and editing of full HD movies

The D7000 is equipped with the D-Movie function that enables recording of high-definition movies (1920 × 1080p, 24 fps) exhibiting superior video quality. Autofocusing during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to Full time-servo AF (AF-F) and the AF-area mode to Subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on a subject moving throughout the frame in three dimensions.

The D7000 also offers in-camera movie editing functions that allow users to save a single frame as a still JPEG image or delete unnecessary portions from the beginning or end of movie files. Recording of stereo sound via an external microphone is also supported.

Other functions and features new to the D7000

  • A glass pentaprism for viewfinder frame coverage of approximately 100% and magnification of approximately 0.94×
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 100 shots at approximately 6 fps, and a very precise and durable shutter unit that has passed testing for 150,000 cycles
  • New U1 and U2 settings on the mode dial allow users to assign frequently used settings including ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation, for instant recall, by simply rotating the mode dial
  • Live view function that can be smoothly enabled with the dedicated live view switch
  • Double SD memory card slot that enable use of two SD memory cards (SDHC, SDXC also supported)
  • The Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15, which enables capture of around 1,050 shots when fully charged
  • Support for the new Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D11 (sold separately), which holds not only Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries EN-EL15, but also AA batteries
  • Nikon’s image browsing and editing software, ViewNX 2, supplied with purchase

Tech Specs

Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective pixels 16.2 million
Image sensor 23.6 × 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Image size (pixels) 4,928 × 3,262 [L]
3,696 × 2,448 [M]
2,464 × 1,632 [S]
File format 1) NEF, 2) JPEG, 3) NEF+JPEG
Media SD (Secure Digital) memory cards *1, SDHC- and SDXC-compliant
Frame advance rate CL: 1 to 5 frames fps, CH: 6 fps, CIPA guidelines
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 6400, can be set up to approx. 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate:
[NTSC] 1,920 × 1,080; 24p – 1,280 × 720; 30p – 1,280 × 720; 24p – 640 × 424; 30p
[PAL] 1,920 × 1,080; 24p – 1,280 × 720;25p – 1,280 × 720;24p – 640 × 424; 25p
Maximum Recording Time:Approx.20 min.
File format/Video compression: MOV, H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Cording
Audio recording device; Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone
Monitor 3-in., approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Power source Battery; One rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL15
AC adapter(optional); EH-5a AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector
Dimensions (approx.) (W x H x D) 132 X 105 X 77mm
Weight (approx.) 690g without battery, memory card, or body cap,
780g; with battery and memory card but without body cap
Major supplied accessories Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL15, Battery charger MH-25, Camera strap AN-DC1, USB cable, Audio video cable,ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Autofocus Nikkor Lenses
  • AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (3.0x)
  • AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
  • AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G
  • AF-S DX 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
  • AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • AF DX Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
DSLR Accessories
  • Semi-soft case CF-D80
  • Wireless Remote Control MN-L3
  • Strap AN DC1
  • AV Cable EG-D2
  • Eyepiece DK-5
  • Accessory Shoe Cap BS-1
  • Battery EN-EL3e
  • GP-1 GPS Unit
  • Quick Charger MH-18a
  • Body Cap BF-1A
  • Multi-power Battery Pack MB-D80
  • USB Cable UC-E4
Software
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX 2
  • Capture NX 2
Speedlight Flash
  • Speedlight SB-900
  • Speedlight SB-600

1:Not applied to Multi Media Card
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at an ambient temperature of 20 °C (68 °F).

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Videos

Watch an HD video recorded on the D7000

Photographer/Director Chase Jarvis http://www.chasejarvis.com is the first to use the Nikon D7000. This is his “road test” of this great new camera with 1080HD video and 16 Megapixels.

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